Quilted Blankets For Local Sick Children

Kind-hearted embroidery students from Merton Adult Education have been putting their vocational skills to great use by making a collection of patchwork quilts for terminally ill children at local hospices.

Students from the two embroidery classes that Merton’s Adult Education Service runs, have rallied together and produced an array of child themed quilts, which feature child-friendly designs such as elephants and ducks.

Project Linus, named after the character in the popular children’s show, Snoopy, will distribute the blankets to the hospices in the hope that it will offer a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill or traumatised.

Jacqui Wood, tutor of the two embroidery classes, who used her expertise to join the squares together into beautiful patchwork quilts said:

“I am so proud of the work my students have produced, and touched that they are giving away the results of a term’s work.

This latest story compounds how much Merton’s Adult Education Service has improved. In November 2005, an inspection by the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) showed that they had made significant progress, evidence of which was the jump of two grades in comparison to the previous report back in October 2004.

If you would like to find out more about Project Linus you can visit their web site at